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America

Editorial: Talking about Islamist terrorism

Facing losses on the battlefield, ISIS has been changing its outlook regarding recruits from Western countries. Weeks before the June 12 terror attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, carried out in the name of ISIS, Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged aspiring Western jihadists to carry out attacks close to home. He said, "the smallest action you do in their hea...

Anti-Zionism

Antisemitism

Asia

Asia Watch: Crossing a line

The Islamic month of Ramadan is meant to be a period of physical sacrifice (fasting) in order to achieve deeper religiosity, but all too often it highlights excess. Indonesia and Malaysia may be far from Islam's Middle Eastern heartland, but are increasingly subject to its influences....

Australasia

Documents

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Egypt

Turkey's Intervention in Syria/ The Weakening of ISIS Sinai

This Update features some background and analysis of Turkey's intervention in the Syrian civil war last week, in an operation termed "Euphrates Shield" launched last Wednesday, and aimed initially at the ISIS-held town of Jarablus - which Kurdish forces looked poised to take....

Events

Professor Efraim Inbar on Sky News' APAC channel

AIJAC guest Professor Efraim Inbar spoke at The Sydney Institute on 1 February. His speech on "Israel's Politics Today" will be broadcast on Sky News A-PAC, Australia's Public Affairs Channel. See here for details......

Far Right

Gulf states

Qatar aid to Hamas/ PA losing West Bank control

This Update discusses the recent provision by Qatar of US$31 million to pay the salaries of civil servants in Hamas-controlled Gaza - and what it reveals about the reality of the situation in Gaza. It also includes the key findings of a new study indicating the Palestinian Authority (PA) appears to be losing control over the key cities of the West Bank....

Holocaust/ War Crimes

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

India

Interfaith Dialogue

International Security

Iran

More Iran deal loopholes/ The war on Syria's hospitals

This Update looks at the implications of the revelation last week of a number of previously not publicly known loopholes or exceptions granted Iran in January as part of the implementation of the nuclear deal - as exposed by the the Institute for Science and International Security, a thinktank run by former International Atomic Energy Agency senior official David Albright....

Iraq

Behind the News- July 2016

Israel has reportedly received an abundance of strategic information about Hamas' tunnel building operation, thanks to the June 14 defection of senior Hamas member Bassam Mahmoud Baraka with his family, as well as the arrest of a 17-year-old Gazan tunnel worker in May. To combat the growing tunnel threat, Israel says it plans to build a concrete wall extending tens of metres underground around Ga...

Islamic Extremism

Israel

Jordan

Media Releases

Media/ Academia

Noted and Quoted - September 2016

Executive Council of Australian Jewry Public Affairs Director Alex Ryvchin ridiculed Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki's declaration that Palestinians will sue Britain for the 1917 Balfour Declaration supporting a Jewish national home in Palestine. Ryvchin noted that the Declaration did not give Jews anything but "simply expressed... support for the idea that the Jews, a people indigen...

Middle East

Monographs/ Submissions

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Symposium: Perceptions of the Middle East and the Gaza War - Australia

The reaction of Australia's government, media, and elite, and public opinion to Israel's December 2008-January 2009 military operations against Hamas in Gaza was mixed. At the government level, both the Labor government as well as the Liberal opposition voiced strong, consistent, and principled support for Israel's right to defend itself....

Multimedia

NGOs

Editorial: Lessons of the Gaza scandal

Over the past couple of months, a vile scandal has been in the process of unravelling in Gaza. At its core are charges that Hamas - the terror group that rules the territory - has infiltrated charities, NGOs and even UN agencies to steal aid....

Op-eds

Palestinians

Reference

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

More Iran deal loopholes/ The war on Syria's hospitals

This Update looks at the implications of the revelation last week of a number of previously not publicly known loopholes or exceptions granted Iran in January as part of the implementation of the nuclear deal - as exposed by the the Institute for Science and International Security, a thinktank run by former International Atomic Energy Agency senior official David Albright....

Terrorism

Turkey

Turkey's Intervention in Syria/ The Weakening of ISIS Sinai

This Update features some background and analysis of Turkey's intervention in the Syrian civil war last week, in an operation termed "Euphrates Shield" launched last Wednesday, and aimed initially at the ISIS-held town of Jarablus - which Kurdish forces looked poised to take....

United Nations

Updates